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Policy Notifications (PN) are documents that communicate changes, revisions, or updates to procurement policies and processes for the Acquisitions Program to PWGSC Acquisitions Branch and regional acquisition offices. Related modifications to the Supply Manual (SM) or the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual are usually published simultaneously with the promulgation of the PN.

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PNs remain "Active" until the changes are incorporated into the SM or SACC Manual. Information contained in active PNs take precedence over the content of these two manuals.
PN is tagged as "Archived" 6 months following its release provided that the related changes have already been incorporated into the Supply Manual or SACC Manual.
No change:
The PN does not affect the content of the SM or SACC Manual and "no change" has been made. The designation “No change” was introduced on 2015-02-25, therefore only “Active” PNs at that time and PNs issued after this date may be designated as containing “no change”.
SM/SACC Version:
The version numbers in which the changes were incorporated.
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Date of release PN ID Title SM Version SACC Version
2020-07-01 PN-146 Entry into force of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) 2020-2 2020-2
2020-06-17 PN-145 New Standard Procurement Template clauses on bid challenge, recourse mechanisms and dispute resolution 2020-2 2020-2
2020-05-08 PN-140 New Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Commodity Grouping (CG) Public Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) (related to Limitation of Liability) 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-138 Changes to the Procurement Review Policy 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-137 Changes to Acquisitions Program (AP) Contracting Limits and Amendments to the Government Contracts Regulations 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-03R2 Policy updates for contracting with former public servants 2020-1 2020-1
2020-05-04 PN-133 Policy on Cost Accounting Practices Submission 2020-1 2020-1
2019-12-20 PN-139 Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area 2019-3 No change
2019-03-04 PN-128U1 Reception method by epost Connect service: Updates to Standard Procurement Templates and Standard Instructions 2018-2 2019-1
2018-12-30 PN-136 Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) 2019-1 2019-1
2018-11-08 PN-135 Publishing Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements on the SOSA App 2018-2 No change
2018-11-01 PN-130 Transition to the e-Procurement Solution (EPS): Interim clauses for new RFSOs and RFSAs No change No change
2018-09-07 PN-132 Requirements for the ethical procurement of apparel No change 2018-2
2018-07-16 PN-131 Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative for Standing Offers 2018-2 2018-2
2018-05-22 PN-128R1 Additional delivery method for suppliers to Bid Receiving Units: Canada Post Corporation's epost Connect service 2018-1 2018-1
2018-04-20 PN-43U2 Use of Architectural and Engineering and Construction Services Contracting Authorities No change No change
2018-04-17 PN-127 Travel Directive and Incidentals 2018-1 2018-1
2018-01-02 PN-128 ARCHIVED: Additional delivery method for suppliers to National Capital Region's Bid Receiving Unit (Headquarters) – Canada Post Corporation's epost Connect service No change No change
2017-10-24 PN-126 Price certification and audit services provided by foreign governments 2017-5 2017-5
2017-10-24 PN-124 Interim pricing measure (IPM) for pricing practices not addressed by PWGSC’s profit policy 2017-5 2017-5

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